Class Assignment (Bishop Museum)

worth 10 points

Visit Bishop Museum sometime beween February 20th and March 6th to receive the $9.95 rate, otherwise the regular kama'aina rate is $12.95. You must come between 2/20 and 3/6 to receive the reduced ticket price. Don't forget to bring an identification to prove you're a kama'aina. Your name is on a list at the ticket booth, so be sure to mention my name and our class. Please note that they are closed on Tuesdays, and their regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please answer the following question:

How has experiencing oral storytelling, learning about Polynesian navigation, and viewing the artifacts of the native Hawaiians and Japanese immigrants helped you to better understand the topics of our course? Give at least three examples. Due: March 10th


To help you with the above question, you should view artifacts in Hawaiian Hall and Pacific Hall, attend both the oral tradition and planetarium show presentations, and view the Tradition and Transition: Stories of Hawaii's Immigrants exhibit in Castle Hall's second floor. Please view the daily program schedule for the exact times. I recommend the following:

Wao Kanaka: Where People Live
Self-guided tour of Hawaiian Hall’s second floor.  Explore daily life for ancient Hawaiians and their connection with the land as well as learn about how the ahupua‘a system was utilized. You may join the open-to-the-public tour if there is space available.

Ola Na Mo‘olelo: Oral Traditions (Hawaiian Hall Atrium) -- if available
Experience a dramatic presentation that brings the Museum’s collections to life.

Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, and Stars - Planetarium Show (no late seating; Planetarium, 45 minutes)
Polynesian voyagers discovered thousands of islands throughout the Pacific ocean in one of the greatest series of explorations in human history.

Wao Lani: Of Gods and Chiefs (optional)
Self-guided tour of Hawaiian Hall’s third floor.  Learn about the lives of the ali'i, chiefly descendants of the gods, and their legacies. You may join the open-to-the-public tour if there is space available.